Alumni Awards

St. Olaf Alumni Awards are given to nominated alumni who exemplify the ideals and mission of the College. You may nominate a deserving Ole classmate, friend, colleague, etc.

Nomination Form

Visit our online nomination form to submit a nominee

St. Olaf Bestows the Following

  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Alumni Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Service Award

More Information

View the “St. Olaf Alumni Awards – Purpose/Award Definitions/Criteria” summary document

View the full “St. Olaf Alumni Awards – Purpose/Award Definitions/Criteria” document

The 2015 Recipients are

Distinguished Alumni Award:

tiede-web-email-thumDavid L. Tiede ’62 – retired professor of New Testament and president of Luther Seminary, the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College, and interim president of Wartburg Theological Seminary and Luther College




Alumni Achievement Award:

marty-web-email-thumbJohn J. Marty ’78 – Minnesota State Senator, elected in 1986 and currently serving his ninth term





Alan C. Shepard ’83 – president of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and former provost and chief operating officer of Ryerson University in Toronto





Past Recipients

Past Alumni Award Recipients by Year


If you have questions please contact Mary Parsons at or 888-865-6537.